May 24, 2020

Fools Fight Waves / Ghost Poem

Fools fight waves with force
But aren’t we all fools

We’ve all had shit on our hands
Dirt in our teeth, our stomachs
This life is more than we can ever know

So big, so small
What is this skin?
What are these equations?

Were fences the first of too many bad ideas over too much time?

One thought doesn’t make anything any thing?
And I will not go
And we lived through all the typos
We kept living through all the typos

We are so many, every one
Boxes, circles, piles, fences

Cords, calls, stations, statements

Rivers loom large, again
Train tracks, unasked for gifts, and nouns and verbs conspiring in every corner

Shrouds are made for wrapping
Perspective, another still

Still, stiller, still
Call it what











Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 18, 2020

Smudge

Verrrn in en em
Ziver jah ya wheth
When wenck lethel live
Vrih live
Eva live
Lev lev ion live



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 13, 2020

Smudge Sonnet M

Muv
Devive
Vegh-gh
Shoove
Muhlā-fa
Fa-fa fa
Wul iz-sh
No no no
See muv
More muv
Mih zījuh muh zo
Mew
Myever
Myun niyoh




Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 4, 2020

I’ve Seen Sidewalks

Stories, fruit, farm implements

Weather, questions, household pets

Worry, social settings, interior decorating
Backing out to architecture, no resolution

Breakfast, sunshine, family

Breakfast, regrets, more weather

Breakfast, farewells, new beginnings

Shapes, ideas, emotion

Sound on sound on sound on sound

What you mean to me, what you meant to me

A good sweater in Fall, always moving, the things you can’t hold onto

We lived, we lived



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 3, 2020

T Minus Minus Minus Yes

Thank you for

In regards to

Glad you called and

Voiceover

Voiceover

Voiceover

Do-over

Do out

Due to the fact that you’re

Back to the beginning

Everything at the base of your neck

This edge is this jump

Your hands up

The river and the sun just right

This day

This day

This day

No other way

The light

Vertical hold

Tighter



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

May 2, 2020

Derby Day 2020

I made curried onion-tomato relish for backyard burgers

But mice made the cutest nest in our grill, so we redirected

The relish will keep for a week or more, no problem

Ordered a whole fried chicken and a half rack of ribs

With all the sides

And they’re delivering

So I made mint juleps with what was on hand

To sip in the backyard

This weather I’ll tell you

No horses are running the track today

But I’m sure plenty of horses are running all over the place

And having a pretty fucking great day

This weather



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 30, 2020

I Only Want to Die in Your Eyes

You can stay angry

That’ll take you somewhere

Terminus is a stupid word

And a pear, a subtle fruit

Things that taste like air

Confusions of perspective

Trompe l’oeil paintings in the age of holograms

You can’t make this shit up

Slogans spray-painted on sidewalks

We lived

Admit joy

Fred 2019

Fuck everyone

Followed by perfect paths along quiet streets

Rectangles, forgotten tongues, and all the sorrows

It’s just rain

It’s just rain

It’s just rain



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 28, 2020

Where Without Precedent

When without precedent and far from home

When without arms or ammunition in a war-torn backyard

When without aims but surrounded by truth

When without wares, wherefores, whyso

When without admittance, and you can hear all the good times that close

When without relief, escape, or exit

When without agency and seemingly knee-deep in so much caring

When without



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 27, 2020

We’ve Got to Talk About Now

Take a closer look

Here and gone

All the dots smeared

All the things we pick up

All the places ‘round here

I’ll try to help you

We’ll put our heads together

And I’ll try


Location:Kevin Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 26, 2020

Like Every Other

They tell stories about after midnight

Language so round

So round or stabby

Chasing a ball through the long grass

Watching the sun set

We lived

We lived, they say

Telling stories about after midnight

We let them, we let it, we walked on

A chicken in every chicken house

A lamb in every field

Something in the glenn and something else in the dell

I hope we ate well today

I hope we’ll sleep sound



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 24, 2020

We Lived

Maybe it’s the times, but I’m having a moment of seeing everything

Maybe it’s the times, but I don’t have space for cutting

Maybe it’s the times, but I can’t believe the believe

Maybe it’s the times, but I’m ok with stages having exits

Maybe it’s the times, but we’ve been here before



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 23, 2020

Untitled

Never in my life have I seen
Onward and upward onward and upwArd
The way it is because because
A river is to a stream
On a sidewalk outside a club inside the sprawl
The end is the end for some
But we continue
What do you want me to write over everything
Silver or gold or severance
Skinny now
Or scared
Little cuts o Ln your hands that you don’t remember
Like one in every five days
Here are the sirens
Here’s it all



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 22, 2020

It’s Bad Enough That I Have

Citrus plays a central role in the local economy,

Vans drive to churches in better times,

Third rows seats all the way down

And the smoothest tones over everything.

Where do we put our hands?

What do we do with all this excess of surfeit or sometimes?

Tender a balance, tender the witness, tend to a way.

Communication is all we got



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 20, 2020

When You Think of the Number 8

Shining shores

Is it silica?

What the fuck’s wrong with you

Is it silica?

All the things real and plastic among them.

What you mean when you mean.

When you are mean

When you’re after

What you’re after.

One collection after another

And then everyone’s gone.



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 19, 2020

Why Not Call It What It Is?

All the things well-installed blinds can do with a sunny day

And your favorite reading spot

All the bridges that are worth a damn

A guitar that talks, and do your remember diners?

All the life at all the altitudes

Your stomach floating when you crest a hill at speed — in a car, on a rollercoaster

The history of pictorial communication

Hands pressed against one another

Meadow air

No need to lock it all up in a box

No need, no more





Location:Windsor Mill Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 18, 2020

Speed Round

Circle stops spines

Special special spry

Not breathing, breathing, not breathing

So many people everywhere you look

Someone fishing

Someone riding a horse on a path

All the lightning strikes in all the lands

The invention of the graphite pencil

A fresh haircut

Sweep the floors, sweep the floors

Write it down



Location:Brinkwood Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 16, 2020

Goals and Are We Getting There

Solid states, standards standing, companion input

Careful caring, carefully care-free, kindred kindling

Draw on divination, brewed tea, repaired fractures

Factions gonna faction but let’s be the waylaid

The sea doesn’t change

The simple machines

The severed


Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 13, 2020

Balance and Rotate All Tires

Violence is
Balance is
The day or the week is and is

That which was
What what when where

Valence, vagrant, vie
The last view from the last train
Tried trials, tried it all

Not that which they know
Not that which they want

Want is
Want is
Want is

When we go to shore, we’re pacing
When we go to market, we’re well-dressed

What are days or nights?
What are morning cups of coffee

Meals over sinks
We wake anywhere the days

Now, these days
You, these days

All the serpents and their tails



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 12, 2020

The Watch, the Road, the Onion

All the lyrics you’ve ever misheard, conspiring to make some sense of this life you live

All the mistreated and the memories of their treatment

All the reasons you walked out that door, through that door, to that door

All the rationalizing, the lying, the lazy

All the deep bassy laughter of the universe

All the waves in all the oceans

All the unknowable

And then there’s the sun



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 11, 2020

You Can’t Make This Shit Up

No really

You can’t

What’s gone is gone



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 8, 2020

This One Is for the Gaps

Did you see then way back in the day?

All the acquired tastes like word you’ve added to the dictionary

The suns at every angle

The time you’ve spent holding your breath underwater

Ocean, lakes, rivers, pools

The invention of the engine + all the amazing things magnets do

Lining up anything end to end and you’re covering the planet or reaching the moon

That dust sometimes pulls itself together into a great big ball

Like there is a cube and you are in it

For the love of prime numbers, I exit myself a moment

And bricks become a house

And fences happened and there was no turning back



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 7, 2020

It Didn’t Rain

Today the air
And the moon

A herd of deer through backyard
Or flightless birds in listless times

What is where
And what what they all want

All the things in the last box
I’ll see you when I see you



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 6, 2020

We See Opals

Open over everything

You care for what you’ll care for

Gather groups, gather people

Done and gone and gone and gone

Be they long roads or shifting sands

Be they here and now

Be they waves to sand, waves to shore

Not not not the shed around back

Not not what you’re counting

Calendars come this bend bent

There so many stars



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 5, 2020

Husk Hack Heathens

Keep all your limbs about you

Smush your face into the turf a moment

What would your last meal be?

Something rare? Something from your childhood?

Reach out to your family and find out how they’re doing

Each age is something

And we are here

You

You and I

You and I working through all the things

All the things all around you and multiplying

This world is so very beautiful in your face, in your ears, in your mouth

And it will be here still



Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

April 4, 2020

This Is What You Want

A new iOS update pulling down to my phone

Or we build a lego tower nearly to the ceiling

All the Christmas trees on all the curbs

The birds singing the morning while you walk the dogs


The sun free from clouds

Beaches, oceans, forest trails, waterfalls

People holding hands as the rollercoaster cars crest the first highest peak

Ice cream cones, freshly made lemonade, a dollar found in your jeans pocket

Have some and have some more

Close your eyes and have some more

Breathe deep and have some more

Have some more, have some more

The sea is rising, have some more

The sea is rising, the sea is rising

Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States

We Wait on Three

The hold part of hold still

The still part of still at it after all these years

The years on top of years on top of years



Location:Clipper Park Rd,Baltimore,United States

April 2, 2020

The Ocean Doesn’t Care

The ocean doesn’t care what you did yesterday
Or didn’t do

It’s rough and we’re over
It’s flat and we’re over
Peaks and troughs and we’re over

All these big things in the face of bigger things
All these places

Wells are a thing
And gravity

The sun doesn’t care either
The sun won’t care

The moon hangs in the sky
But was once a giant cloud of dust
Smashed off the Earth so long ago

And so we find comfort in the night
In the cold or in warmth
In blankets or in rain

All around us, so much
So much









Location:Glen Allen Dr,Baltimore,United States